Hosts sought for Japanese students coming to university in August Jun 25, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japanese college students coming to Champaign-Urbana in August to spend a month brushing up on their conversational English are hoping to find friendly local hosts to share their American experience with. Grant to provide for assessment of seven university libraries in Africa Feb 17, 2004 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - International library experts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been awarded a grant that will allow them to work with seven African university libraries. Grant will improve access to U. of I. Rare Book and Manuscript Library Jun 21, 2006 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A top U.S. rare book and manuscript library has begun taking the embarrassment out of its embarrassment of riches by making all of its collection accessible. U. of I. to play lead role in project to preserve digital information Oct 1, 2004 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been chosen as one of the lead institutions in a massive new Library of Congress project to save at-risk digital materials nationwide. U.of I. Press Week Oct. 17-22 to feature six authors Oct 9, 2003 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The second annual University of Illinois Press Week will be held Oct. 17 to 22 (Friday-Wednesday) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Excusing military elite in Abu Ghraib scandal part of 'shameful pattern' May 2, 2005 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A scholar working on a book about the war in Iraq agrees with a recent Human Rights Watch report that described Abu Ghraib as only the "tip of the iceberg" in terms of U.S. involvement in prisoner abuse. Trip aims to discover how Russia deals with information-access issues Jul 12, 2005 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - On Friday (July 15) a dozen or so Americans are going to Russia, openly in search of "Soviet secrets and Russian revelations." Guide to children's books makes gift-giving easier Nov 4, 2002 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -Books make great gifts for kids - no doubt about it. Cross-disciplinary initiative to conclude with roundtable discussion Dec 4, 2003 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The one-year, 16-project Silicon, Carbon, Culture Initiative (SCCI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will formally conclude with a roundtable discussion Tuesday (Dec. 9). Recent past president of ALA to head Mortenson Center Dec 11, 2002 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Barbara J. Ford, a recent past president of the American Library Association (ALA), has been selected to direct the C. Walter and Gerda B. Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. NSF award to fund data-curation research and education Dec 17, 2009 9:00 am7 views The Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship in the UI's Graduate School of Library and Information Science will receive about $2.9 million dollars as a partner in the Data Conservancy project, a $20 million initiative led by the Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries. The five-year award, one of the first two in the National Science Foundation's DataNet program, will build infrastructure for the management of the ever-increasing amounts of digital-research data. Freeman Foundation renews grant funding Asian Educational Media Service Jan 30, 2003 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a grant of $525,000 to support its academic outreach services to schools and colleges over the next three years. Grant, gifts enable U. of I. Library to preserve endangered materials Feb 20, 2006 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thousands of endangered materials spanning at least seven centuries will be rescued at the Library of the University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign. Politics and biology to be subject of two-day conference at Illinois Feb 27, 2008 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Biology and politics may seem like strange bedfellows, especially in higher education, but for a growing number of social and natural scientists on college campuses across the country, the intersection of these disciplines offers intriguing potential for scholarly inquiry. Host families sought for Japanese summer visitors Apr 25, 2001 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The Intensive English Institute is hoping to recruit dozens of friendly people who are willing to host friendly visiting Japanese college students in Champaign-Urbana this summer. Web-cast lecture series to focus on museum studies Jun 12, 2006 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Emerging developments in elite museum studies are now only a click away for the faculty, staff and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Book, exhibition explore how English language came into print Jun 17, 2008 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - This summer, a new book co-written by a University of Illinois librarian and faculty member is the foundation for an exhibition that explores the early history of the English language and the role that printing played in its development. NASA pioneer's gift to be celebrated Thursday Oct 3, 2003 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University Library is celebrating the gift of the collection of pioneering NASA scientist John C. Houbolt with a dedication ceremony and panel discussion Thursday (Oct. 9) at the Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. U. of I. conference to examine 'departmentalization' of former colonies Nov 1, 2006 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - On the 60th anniversary of the "departmentalization" of four of France's overseas colonies, scholars from across the United States and from abroad are coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to explore the consequences of this rare form of colonialization. 'Stinky Stern Forever' wins 2006 Gryphon Award for children's literature Jan 20, 2006 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The winner of the 2006 Gryphon Award for Children's Literature is Michelle Edwards for her easy-to-read book, "Stinky Stern Forever." Edwards also illustrated the book, published last year by Harcourt. Center for Children's Books announces 2008 Gryphon winners Feb 6, 2008 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Billy Tartle in Say Cheese!" has won the 2008 Gryphon Award for Children's Literature. The book for readers ages 4 to 8 was written and illustrated by Michael Townsend, and is his debut as a children's author. Author Andrei Codrescu to visit U. of I., celebrate gift to campus library Feb 24, 2006 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Andrei Codrescu, a social critic and radio commentator, is coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to open and celebrate the Andrei Codrescu Collection. President-elect of American Library Association to speak Saturday Feb 25, 2002 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Maurice "Mitch" Freedman, the president-elect of the American Library Association (ALA), will speak at the University of Illinois on Saturday (March 2). Asian American Awareness Month kicks off Wednesday Feb 25, 2003 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Asian American Awareness Month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off Wednesday (Feb. 26) with a film and presentation by Nisha Ganatra, the Indian American director-actress of the award-winning film "Chutney Popcorn." The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. Three-day film festival signals start of Asian American Awareness Month Feb 26, 2004 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 2004 Asian American Awareness Month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off today (Feb. 26) with a three-day film festival titled "Reel to Real: Asian American Voices." Devouring books a literal possibility at April U. of I. festival Mar 13, 2006 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An upcoming event at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gives a whole new meaning to the notion of "devouring" a book. Exhibit at Illinois commemorates anniversary of political imprisonment Apr 21, 2005 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An international touring exhibit marking the 25th anniversary of the incarceration of two Puerto Rican political prisoners in U.S. federal facilities will open May 7 (Saturday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Russian librarians, government officials visit counterparts in Illinois May 15, 2001 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Library directors and regional government officials from across Russia currently are meeting with their U.S. counterparts in several Illinois towns and cities. The groups two-week immersion in U.S. library and local government management, which began May 11, is a first step in a major Russian-American effort to begin expanding Russias book-oriented public libraries into active information centers. Hosts needed for Japanese college students coming to U. of I. May 20, 2005 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - About 40 Japanese college students are coming to Champaign-Urbana in late July to spend up to a month brushing up on their conversational English. Linguists from more than 20 nations to hold conference at Illinois Aug 30, 2005 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scholars from more than 20 countries will meet at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sept. 1-5 for the 10th International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences. Sept. 11 hasn't changed public's attentiveness to news, study reveals Sep 9, 2002 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Americans are no more attentive today to news of the world than they were before the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a study just released in the September issue of PS: Political Science & Politics. The study by Scott Althaus, a professor of speech communication and political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is part of a special issue of the journal devoted to civic engagement since the terrorist attacks on the United States nearly a year ago. Veracruzana University librarian to give Mortenson Distinguished Lecture Sep 9, 2003 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jesus Lau, a prolific author and internationally recognized library and information science scholar, will give the Mortenson Distinguished Lecture for 2003 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Conference to explore future of budget-challenged UI Library Sep 18, 2003 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A conference to explore the future directions of the budget-challenged Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be held Oct. 30-31 at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. Scholars to meet Nov. 15 to debate 'New World Order' Nov 4, 2003 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A one-day conference on "Understanding the 21st Century: Three Leading Public Intellectuals Debate the New World Order" will be held Nov. 15 (Saturday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Library school to offer clinic on electronic commerce Mar 24, 2000 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The top ranked library/information science school in the nation - the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) - is offering a free clinic to any UIUC student, faculty or staff member on one of today's hottest topics: electronic commerce. Expert on Islam to deliver annual Thulin lecture April 14 Mar 29, 2011 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - John L. Esposito, the author of more than 30 books on the politics of Islam, will speak on "The Future of Islam and Muslim-West Relations" at the annual Marjorie Hall Thulin Lecture in Religion at the University of Illinois. 'Reading the World Festival' features writers from around the world Apr 5, 2006 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Distinguished authors from around the world - and the campus - will take part in the first annual "Reading the World Festival" April 18 to 20 (Tuesday through Thursday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Field trip to educate Champaign students about water-related issues Apr 20, 2005 9:00 am10 views Champaign students about water-related issues Host families sought for Japanese students studying this summer at Illinois Jun 14, 2006 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Total immersion in American English is the goal one Illinois summer program sets for its visiting Japanese college students. University library announces two changes Aug 1, 2007 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Library is making two changes in its services - one temporary, the other permanent. Initiative to explore perspectives on history, culture of Western Hemisphere Sep 8, 2011 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - The Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois will explore the impact of indigenous poetry on the expressive cultures of the Western Hemisphere with a poetry reading featuring Inés Hernández-Avila and Heid Erdrich on Tuesday (Sept. 13). Tenth anniversary of IPRH film series to focus on films worth second look Sep 14, 2010 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The fall film series sponsored by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities will comprise a variety of films that have only one thing in common: They didn't attract large audiences during their initial showings early in the series' 10-year history and deserve second screenings, according to Christine Catanzarite, senior associate director at IPRH and organizer of the series. Writers to read from their works in free, public events at Illinois Sep 20, 2005 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Writers, both nationally acclaimed and aspiring, are giving a series of free public readings at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this fall, all organized by the English department's MFA Creative Writing Program. Conference explores "The Visual" across epochs and cultures Mar 3, 2000 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A unique gathering of cutting-edge artists, videographers and producers, cultural theorists, museum curators, scholars and other students of the visual media culminates Tuesday (March 7) at the University of Illinois with a series of unusual presentations aimed at exploring the phenomenon of "the visual" across epochs and cultures. Festival opens with documentary about relationship between two women Mar 11, 2004 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The third annual "Reel Queer Film Festival" at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off April 1 (Thursday) with "Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House," a documentary film about love and friendship - and the price two Jewish women paid for it. Harvard divinity scholar to give 2008 Thulin Lecture Mar 31, 2008 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, a pioneer in biblical interpretation and feminist theology, will deliver the 2008 Marjorie Hall Thulin Lecture in Religion at the University of Illinois. U. of I. English scholar to lead organization of 45,000 professors Apr 28, 2006 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Cary Nelson, a professor of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected president of the American Association of University Professors. Digital humanities experts from around the world to meet at U. of I. May 30, 2007 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An international who's who of pioneers and practitioners in the field of digital humanities will gather at the University of Illinois for a major conference. U. of I. to host festival of award-winning French films Oct. 7-13 Sep 28, 2005 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been selected to host the prestigious Tournées French Film Festival. Only 50 college and university campuses are annually chosen to host the tour, after a competitive grant process. U. of I.'s top-ranked library school wins distance-learning award Oct 16, 2006 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois' top-rated library school has won another award for its excellence in online teaching and learning.